IIT Campus Ambassadors impress Ms Earth candidates in brief meeting

IIT Campus Ambassadors impress Ms Earth candidates in brief meeting

by Rex Godinez Ortega

In a meeting that nearly never was, MSU-IIT’s Corps of Campus Ambassadors managed to catch the Miss Earth candidates during their brief sojourn to the Institute yesterday and impressed the visiting beauty queens so much for the latter to praise the ambassadors’ articulateness.

Five Campus Ambassadors engaged in a brief conversation the 10 Ms Earth candidates who arrived onboard an Iligan City government tourism bus at 2:40 p.m.

The Campus Ambassadors also handed out MSU-IIT brochures and copies of the Institute newsletter, Gazette, to the candidates who came from the countries of Chinese Taipei, Iraq, Denmark, Romania, Zimbabwe, Chile, Pakistan, Belize, England, and Hungary

However, the Campus Ambassadors were not able to give the visitors a tour of the campus as the City Tourism office, the agency in charge of the Ms Earth candidates’ stay in Iligan, did not plan to let the group stay long in IIT.

In fact, the candidates were seemingly just on a drive-by tour of the Institute, and skipped paying a courtesy call at the Chancellor’s Office where the Chancellor, Institute officials, and employees had been expecting them since 2 p.m.

Many of the employees waiting at the Office of the Chancellor, some with cameras at the ready, were very disappointed.

City tourism officials blamed the gaffe on an alleged miscommunication.

The Campus Ambassadors who were pulled out of their classes yesterday for the Ms Earth visit were nevertheless, happy for the experience of meeting – however briefly – other ambassadors from different countries campaigning for a greener Earth.

The Campus Ambassadors are an elite group of IIT students formed under the Campus Ambassador Program of the Office of Publication and Information (OPI). Students admitted to the program are evaluated for intelligence, articulateness, and leadership abilities.

Topics : Ms Earth  Campus Ambassadors  Gazette IIT

15 IIT children in Gazette cover photoshoot

15 IIT children in Gazette cover photoshoot

15 IIT children in Gazette cover photo shoot

The Institute became the playground of 15 children of MSU-IIT’s faculty and staff during the Cover photo session for its official newsletter The Gazette.

The children whose ages ranged from 1 ½ to 12 years old came in the national attires of the various ASEAN member countries since the theme of the December 2015 Gazette is “One ASEAN” or the ASEAN Integration launched in December 2015.

The Office of Publication & Information (OPI) official photographer Mark Jezreel T. Orbe took individual and group photos of the children at the OC and at the CASS building and grounds. At the same time, the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles of the children were also on hand to take photos and to give the children directions on how to pose before the camera, visibly enjoying the session as well.

Later, party favors and balloons were distributed to the children after the photo shoot.

The children who represented the ASEAN countries for the photo shoot were:

15 IIT children in Gazette cover photo shoot

Brunei — Lance Anthony Ventanilla (11); Cambodia – Sophia Alexa J. Cortez (4) and Zaneer G. Pasandalan (4); Indonesia — Zilian Viel B. Sagpang (4); Laos – Janus Dave S. Echavez (6) and Margaret Deneb E. Almarez (1 year 10 months); Malaysia – Nitro Bhelson Gonza Cawaling (5); Myanmar – Sophia Patricia M. Fernandez (10); Philippines – Alan Gabriel K. Abragan (8); Harithah Rafeeya Macarambon (6); Thailand – Yuri Mikhail D. Ortega (8) and Yuko Olga Kirsten D. Ortega (5); Singapore — Miyuki Psalm H. Ambe (5) and Feraz Adam Ali Mutia (1 year & 6 months); and, Vietnam – Sean Benedict E. Penola (12) and Janina Denise Q. Villabona (10).

Topics : gazette  publication